Fonds F0234 - Gerda Wekerle fonds

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Gerda Wekerle fonds

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0.22 m of textual records

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Gerda Wekerle is a professor and community advocate. Born in 1947 in Heidelberg, Germany, she was educated at York University and received her PhD. D. (Sociology) from Northwestern University in 1974. A professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies, Wekerle began her teaching career at York in 1972, where she also teaches courses in the School of WomenÂ’s Studies and the Graduate Programme in Geography. Wekerle is a prolific writer, as well as an activist and consultant at the local, national, and international levels. Her work has focused on topics such as housing, women and environments, urban public policy, social planning, social policy, transportation, urban development, qualitative research methods, and women and public policy.

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The fonds consists of interviews, selected newspaper clippings pertaining to the Fine Arts Building and its architect, reports, and surveys documenting a controversial study by Dr. Wekerle and her students on their move into the new Fine Arts Building at York University in 1973-1974.

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Donated by Gerda Werkerle in 2002.


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The fonds comprises the following accession: 2002-022. Further accruals may be expected.

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2003/01/15 Ken Hernden:. Wordperfect 9 (Creation)
2003/01/15 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/04/08 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid.
2018/07/27 N. Roz, KCP. Post-migration metadata clean-up. Addition of GMD and accession numbers. Published description and generated finding aid.
2020/03/28 KCP. Added access point(s).

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  • English


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